Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Under the Mistletoe

Hi there everyone! Yes, I mentioned a holiday item...no hating! With all of the holiday prep that happens around here, if I don't start on cards (both personal and for sale) NOW I'll never get them done. Seriously. Ask me about the year I sent out Valentine's cards instead...

I've started playing with the new stamp sets I've been ordering for the holidays (shhh, don't tell the hubs) and grabbed the new Hero Arts 'Under the Mistletoe' set last night to play with. 


Ever have one of those cards that goes horribly wrong? This. Was. It. Several pieces of paper and ink stains later, this was the final result:

under the mistletoe hero arts by caffeinated papercuts
Under the Mistletoe
It doesn't look like it was a hot mess, does it? LOL It's amazing what some patience, embellishments, swearing, and beer can do...in the end, I stamped the big, beautiful mistletoe with Memento Black ink and colored it in with my Spectrum Noirs. To help hide the mess I made when I tried to add the bow from the set, I then fussy-cut it out and added a REAL red bow to the top and a bunch of pretty pearls for the berries.


I heat embossed the sentiment using the luscious Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I am seriously in love with this stuff; the soft, metallic shine it adds is just amazing and not as shiny & bright as a silver.



Some foam adhesive to pop the mistletoe onto the card and some marshmallow sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and my CAS holiday card was finally done.


So, am I alone in my holiday card creation kick or are you playing with new (or old) sets as well?

I am linking up to:
A2Z Scrapbooking Monthly Challenge - Autumn & Christmas
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #127 - Christmas Bingo (red/ribbon or twine/emboss)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamps & Stencils

Happy Crafting!